Orbio® Multi-Purpose Cleaning Solution Generated by Orbio® 5000-Sc Gains Green Seal GS-37 Certification

  Orbio® Multi-Purpose Cleaning Solution Generated by Orbio® 5000-Sc Gains
  Green Seal GS-37 Certification

  First Product of Its Kind To Be Recognized, Says Green Seal CEO Dr. Arthur
                                   Weissman

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- June 26, 2013

Orbio Technologies, a Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) group, and a leading
innovator in sustainable water-based cleaning technologies, announces the
Green Seal GS-37 certification of the Orbio® Multi-Surface Cleaner, the
cleaning solution that is generated on site by the Orbio 5000-Sc machine. The
5000-Sc uses the Electrically Activated Water (EAW) process using only tap
water, a small amount of salt and electricity to generate the Multi-Surface
Cleaner. Orbio Multi-Surface Cleaner is the first cleaner generated by EAW
technology to be recognized by Green Seal.

“We’re proud to receive this certification from Green Seal, a leader in
certifying products and services that promote sustainability and protect
natural resources. This latest achievement demonstrates Tennant Company’s
ongoing commitment to redefining the future of cleaning through on-site
generation of cleaning solutions that offer health and environmental
benefits,” said Karla Leis, Vice President and General Manager of the Orbio
Technologies Group.

A number of U.S. state governments have regulations that give preference to
GS-37 certified cleaning chemicals, and organizations nationwide are using
GS-37 certified products to meet requirements for LEED designation through the
U.S. Green Building Council. The GS-37 certification validates Orbio
Multi-Surface Cleaner, and the technology behind it can be used by facilities
that strive to minimize their environmental impact without compromising their
cleaning standards.

“This is the first product of its kind that Green Seal has certified in the 13
years since GS-37 was first published,” said Dr. Arthur Weissman, President
and CEO of Green Seal. “We applaud Tennant for demonstrating their leadership
in the cleaning industry through this innovative product.”

Effectively cleaning a variety of soils, including fats, proteins and organic
oils, Orbio Multi-Surface Cleaner performs as well as many conventional
cleaners so customers can replace a variety of conventional daily-use
chemicals from their cleaning programs with just one cleaning solution. The
benefits of an on-site generated solution like Orbio Multi-Surface Cleaner
include simplifying processes and operator training, saving time and money,
and reducing the environmental footprint associated with conventional packaged
daily-use cleaning chemicals—all without compromising cleaning performance. In
addition, many conventional cleaners contain solvents, alcohol, surfactants,
dyes or fragrance—all of which are absent in the fragrance- and dye-free
multi-surface cleaner.

For more information on Orbio Technologies, please visit www.orbio.com. The
site also provides access to other certifications and comparative testing data
and to a complete third-party report comparing the environmental footprint of
the Orbio® 5000-Sc, the machine that creates Orbio Multi-Surface Cleaner, to
the footprint of conventional packaged cleaning chemicals. This Life Cycle
Assessment was conducted by Ecoform, an independent consultant.

For more information about Green Seal, please visit www.greenseal.org.

About Orbio Technologies Group
Orbio Technologies Group is the sustainable cleaning technology arm of Tennant
Company. Established in 2009 to execute Tennant Company’s vision of becoming a
global leader in chemical-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies,
Orbio Technologies Group is dedicated to developing and marketing
environmentally friendly technologies under the brand name of Orbio® that will
set the standard for sustainable cleaning around the world. Orbio Technologies
Group will continue to create and deliver sustainable cleaning solutions to
Tennant’s existing markets and new markets.

About Green Seal
The original “Green Seal of Approval” was founded in 1989 to help safeguard
the health of people and the planet. As an independent, science-based
standards developer and certification body, Green Seal identifies products and
services that are environmentally responsible, and provides public education
for creating a more sustainable world. Call (202) 872-6400 for more
information, or visit www.GreenSeal.org for links to all Green Seal standards
and certified products and services.

About Tennant Company
Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is a world leader in designing,
manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer,
healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in
industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; chemical-free and other
sustainable cleaning technologies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and
upgrading surfaces. Tennant's global field service network is the most
extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in
Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Uden, The Netherlands;
the United Kingdom; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products
directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries.
For more information, visit www.tennantco.com.

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